By - Craig Mullins

Teacher Retirement Gifts

If you know a teacher who is retiring soon, you may want to get them a gift. Read here to learn what make great teacher retirement gifts.

The journalist and national news presenter, Dan Rather, started his career in 1950. He became famous after his broadcast saved thousands of people from Hurricane Carla in 1961. He hit the nail on the head when talking about his memory of a favorite teacher saying that dreams begin with “a teacher who believes in you.”

teacher retirement gifts
teacher retirement gifts

If you know a teacher who is retiring soon, you may want to get them a gift to tell them how much you appreciate them. Are you wondering what to get them? Read on to learn what makes great teacher retirement gifts.

Teacher Retirement Gifts Say Thank You

Your teacher can make a huge difference in your life. The quality of teaching they give can either inspire you or turn you off.

Personalized Mug

Personalized gifts are all the rage. You can customize T-shirts, cards, golf balls, and many more things. A mug is a great gift to customize because it’s something your teacher can use every day.

Your options for personalization include a funny line, their name, or a reference to the school. Many teachers have a catchphrase. Use it on the mug or choose an apt quotation.

Relaxation Pack

Retirement can be an opportunity for some well-deserved relaxation. Teachers work hard, so reward your teacher with a relaxation pack.

Make up a box with bath soaps, scented candles, essential oils, and chocolates. If your budget stretches to it, consider paying for a day at a spa with treatments such as a massage or facial.

Top off the relaxation pack with some comfortable slippers.

Memory Scrapbook

After a career in teaching your teacher must have helped many people to get their start in life. They’ll want to pass on their thanks and wish them well.

Ask previous students to write a few words to recognize their teacher’s contribution to their life. Other teachers and administration staff, past and present might also appreciate the opportunity to pay a tribute to their retiring colleague.

Assemble photographs from yearbooks and other memorabilia. Put the tributes and photos in a presentation scrapbook.

Engraved Pen

A pen is a special gift to give a teacher. Writing and words are so associated with teaching that, even now in the ear of computers, a pen is a meaningful gift.

Have your teacher’s name engraved on the pen and some words of thanks.

Special Event Tickets

Does your teacher have a favorite band or sports team? Buy them a pair of tickets to a concert or to a game.

Add some band memorabilia such as a CD or T-shirt and have all the class sign it. Sports fans might like a cap or poster. Again, have every member of the class sign it to mark the occasion.

Mark the Day

Teacher retirement gifts are a way of marking the day of your teacher’s retirement, but it’s more than just that. It is also a way of thanking your teachers for the difference they have made to your life.

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